Bauer Performance Sports, a leading designer and manufacturer of high performance sports equipment and apparel, has appointed Karyn O. Barsa as an independent director of the company.
Barsa has led numerous global premium brands and has been a member of the board of directors of Deckers Outdoor Corporation since 2008. Barsa served as the CEO at Coyuchi, from 2009-13 and has also served as the CEO of Investor's Circle and Smith & Hawken.
In addition to her chief executive roles, Barsa held the roles of COO and CFO at Patagonia, and was the founder of HeadStart Custom Helmets. Barsa has also held financial positions with Kerr Glass Manufacturing Company, Wells Fargo Bank, Tacoma Boatbuilding Corporation and Midland Capital.
"We are extremely pleased that Karyn has joined our board of directors and believe her expertise will be an asset for Bauer Performance Sports as we continue to grow," said Kevin Davis, CEO and president, BPS. "She has a proven track record with like-size companies and brings a unique skill set to our already-strong board of directors."
In connection with Barsa's appointment, Gordon Woodward, a director nominee of the Kohlberg Funds, resigned from the board of directors effective today.
"I want to personally thank Gordon for his service to Bauer Performance Sports and our board," Davis said. "He helped guide the company through a truly transformative time in its history and played a role in positioning the company for future success."